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Old 08-30-2003, 01:19 AM   #1
ar2003lin
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How to view TV in Redhat Linux 9 Kernel 2.4.20-8


I am a new user of Linux, I just installed it in my PC and want to continue using it, I am facing one problem that is relating to watch TV. For the last 15 days or more I am trying to watch TV
in Linux, but failed, Kindly help me.

I am sending some information about the current position at my machine. Kindly advise. My mail is little long because I wanted to provide with all the info.

I am using
1) P-III 933 Mhz - 128MB RAM - 20 GB HDD
2) Redhat Linux 9
3) Kernel 2.4.20-8
4) /sbin/modprobe bttv card=13 radio=1 results in the
following messgage

[root@localhost root]#
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/media/video/bttv.o:
insmod
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/media/video/bttv.o
failed
bash:
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/media/video/bttv.o::
No such file or directory
[root@localhost root]#
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/media/video/bttv.o:
insmod bttv failed
bash:
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/media/video/bttv.o::
No such file or directory

5) My /etc/modules.conf contains ---

alias usb-controller usb-uhci
alias sound-slot-0 i810_audio
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f
/etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f
/etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
# i2c
alias char-major-89 i2c-dev
options i2c-core i2c_debug=1
options i2c-algo-bit bit_test=1

# bttv
alias video bttv
alias radio bttv
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 bttv
options bttv card=0 radio=1 pll=1
options tuner type=5 debug=0

6) my lspci command output :
[root@localhost root]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82810E DC-133 GMCH
[Graphics Memory Controller
Hub] (rev 03)
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82810E
DC-133 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA PCI Bridge
(rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA ISA Bridge
(LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801AA IDE (rev
02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA USB (rev
02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801AA SMBus (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp.
82801AA AC'97 Audio (rev 02)
01:09.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors
SAA7130 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev 01)

7) When I run Xawtv it results in -
[root@localhost root]# xawtv
This is xawtv-3.81, running on Linux/i686 (2.4.20-8)
Warning: locale not supported by Xlib, locale set to C
can't open /dev/video0: No such device
v4l-conf had some trouble, trying to continue anyway
v4l2: open /dev/video0: No such device
v4l2: open /dev/video0: No such device
v4l: open /dev/video0: No such device
no video grabber device available

Finally when I am compiling i2c-2.5.4 from root "/" it is giving compilation error. For bttv also there are some compilation error. Myh TV tuner card is Frontech made. I think this Kernel is bttv enabled and the specific problem might be Video4Linux related

Please reply also to my email id ar2003lin@yahoo.com

Regards,
A.Roy
 
Old 08-30-2003, 05:34 AM   #2
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well you've clearly not got the bttv module compiled....

/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/media/video/bttv.o: No such file or directory

kind speaks for itself...
 
Old 09-01-2003, 01:34 AM   #3
ar2003lin
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Re : TV viewing in Linux

Dear Chris,

I tried several times to compile bttv but failed to do so, it is giving some error.

Would you please write me the steps to do so. Do I also have to do something with my Kernel. I am actually a new Linux user, and I want to find freedom from Windows. That is why I am searching the solutions for Multimedia in Linux.

Regards,
ar2003lin

ar2003lin@yahoo.com
 
Old 09-01-2003, 04:21 AM   #4
nzdave
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TV?

Hi there
Did you get your TV sorted out????
I read your post and thought to myself......was this one of my posts!!
I'm at the same stage, new to Linux just coming to terms with things. There is lots of info out there but everyone giving out the info thinks we are experts and don't need the basic info to start.

Thanks Dave
 
Old 09-05-2003, 07:41 AM   #5
ar2003lin
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Reply to Dave - regarding TV

Dear Dave,

No not yet! I have lost hope. It seems no solutions are there.

Regards,
ar2003lin
 
Old 09-05-2003, 08:07 AM   #6
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well you shouldn't need to do anything, i'd be 99% sure that you should have the bttv driver compiled on there, maybe somethign went wrong during the installation otherwise... try this...

find /lib/modules/ | grep bttv

to see is it's there....

looking at this though, you've really done nothign wrong, and it *should* already be working, your modules is set up fine etc...
 
  


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